A new full-endoscopic technique for cervical posterior foraminotomy in the treatment of lateral disc herniations using 6.9-mm endoscopes: prospective 2-year results of 87 patients.

@article{Ruetten2007ANF,
  title={A new full-endoscopic technique for cervical posterior foraminotomy in the treatment of lateral disc herniations using 6.9-mm endoscopes: prospective 2-year results of 87 patients.},
  author={Sebastian Ruetten and Martin Komp and Harry Rudolph Merk and Georgios Godolias},
  journal={Minimally invasive neurosurgery : MIN},
  year={2007},
  volume={50 4},
  pages={219-26}
}
Anterior cervical decompression and fusion (ACDF) is the standard procedure for operation of cervical disc herniations with radicular arm pain. Mobility-preserving posterior foraminotomy is the most common alternative in the case of a lateral localization of the pathology. Despite good clinical results, problems may arise due to traumatization of the access. Endoscopic techniques are considered standard in many areas, since they may offer advantages in surgical technique and rehabilitation… CONTINUE READING

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